Pro Bono and Community Engagement Specialist

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income people in Charlotte and Western N.C., seeks a Pro Bono and Community Engagement specialist. The employee will be responsible for recruiting and supporting attorney volunteers for both the Advocacy Center and for the Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Charlotte office through the Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program, for coordinating non-attorney volunteers for the Advocacy Center and for a broader range of community engagement and outreach activities for the Advocacy Center.

The Advocacy Center is committed to aggressive advocacy on behalf of low-income people in many areas of law and in all forums in which their rights and interests are determined. Advocacy Center attorneys give legal advice, represent individual low-income clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, provide community legal education, participate in community events, assist other agencies serving low-income people and engage in class action litigation and in legislative, administrative and other systemic advocacy projects and activities. The Advocacy Center is funded by grants from federal, state and local government agencies, United Way of Central Carolinas, private foundations, individual contributions and client fees but receives no Legal Services Corporation funds.

Qualifications: Experience working with the legal community preferred but not required; law degree, college degree, paralegal certification or equivalent experience; commitment to working with low-income people; proficiency in oral and written communication; project planning and management ability; strong interpersonal, relationship and collaborative skills; self‑motivated and dependable; proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data management software.

Salary depending on experience; generous leave and benefits.

To Apply send a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and your interest in this specific position and in this specific organization; a resume; writing sample; names and telephone numbers of three references; your bar status; a description of your experience with low-income people; and any other relevant information to: Kenneth Schorr, Executive Director, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to kens@charlottelegaladvocacy.org or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204, email is preferred.

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.